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Sheikha Jawaher launches ‘Relay for Life’ to fight against cancer
UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Malaysian PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met, on Friday, with Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia. Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of
Arab-Japanese family in Sharjah plays cultural bridge
SHARJAH: The Sharjah-based Arab-Japanese family is positioning itself to enhance inter-cultural communication between the two civilisations through holding physical question and answer sessions in both countries. “In order to understand each other, face-to-face communication is very important but not indirect information because the latter pertains only “facts” and “stories” told about a group,” said Rie Noor Nakao, a writer and
RTA operates electric abras for serving Global Village visitors
DUBAI: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the management of the Global Village, has endorsed a plan for operating electricity-powered abras to serve visitors of that popular leisure destination. The deployment of these abras on the Water Canal of the Global Village has been quite popular over the past eight years. “RTA is always keen on running the abra service with the start of the Global Village
NCMS cautions motorists as rain continues
ABU DHABI: Rain fell in different parts of the country for the second day running. The Eastern Coast received medium to heavy rains on Friday, causing surface runoff and accumulation of water along numerous roads and streets. Temperatures consequently fell below the usual levels, but no serious traffic accidents were recorded. The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has urged motorists to exercise caution,
RAK teen succumbs to run over accident injuries
RAS AL KHAIMAH: A 14-year-old Syrian national, Bilal P. A, died in Saqr Governmental Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah on Thursday. The deceased succumbed to serious injuries he sustained after he had been run over by car while riding his bicycle on the street opposite Al Naim City Centre in Al Dhait area in Ras Al Khaimah. The victim was reportedly admitted to the intensive care unit at Saqr Governmental Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah
Maid makes off with sponsor’s valuables
DUBAI: A maid’s argument that her sponsor framed her into a theft case has been shattered after the Appeals Court overturned her acquittal and sent her to prison. The Asian maid, 28, first appeared at the Dubai Criminal Court on Sept.25 on suspicion of working inside a house in Bur Dubai where she robbed valuables on Mar.21.2016 and fled, police records showed. She reportedly decamped with a Dhs5,000 gold necklace, a $1,000
Nahyan Bin Mubarak floats tolerance festival
ABU DHABI: Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance opened on Friday at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi, the first National Tolerance Festival, organised by the Ministry of Tolerance, in collaboration with the Indian Embassy and the Indian Business and Professional Group - Abu Dhabi. Below is part of the speech that Sheikh Nahyan delivered during the event: “I am humbled to be with you all in this most
Abu Dhabi Police to auction 60 number plates
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Police, in cooperation with Emirates Auction, will hold a public auction today for 60 new distinguished vehicle number plates (Category 1), on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its establishment, at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Organised by Emirates Auction, the auction listed the numbers on the company’s website, including five double-digit plates, 15 three-digit plates, 19 four-digit and 17 five
Stewardess loses cyber-blackmail case
DUBAI: A flight attendant who blackmailed a salesman with photos bearing his wife and her ex-lover must see out a three-month prison term, the Appeals Court has ruled. The European stewardess, 29, misused Instagram to threaten to tarnish the honour of the Azerbaijani salesman, 35. She asked him to pay $100, 000 (Dhs367, 000) for her to hand the photos to him. He paid $10,000 (Dhs36,700) for the first batch of the photos.
WALK 2017 draws hordes of residents
ABU DHABI: The 11th edition of the UAE’s largest walkathon, WALK 2017, saw thousands of UAE citizens and residents walk along Abu Dhabi’s iconic Yas Marina Circuit on Friday to raise awareness of diabetes. A delegation from Abu Dhabi Police led the way ahead of senior officials and members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council from the UAE, including Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health in Abu
UAE condemns Kabul attack
ABU DHABI: The UAE has condemned the suicide bombing in Afghan capital Kabul, which killed and injured a number of people. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the UAE’s condemnation for this cowardly terrorist act and solidarity with Afghanistan in the face of violence and extremism. It also called on the international community to unite to confront and root out terrorism
Short Take: Enchanting evenings
Three years ago, when Air-India flight Express 411 was preparing to land at the Sharjah Airport, like every curious passenger visiting a country for the first time, I too peeped out of the window to get a bird’s eye view of the county in which I was going to start my family. All I could make out was concrete buildings that rose up high and vast deserts. It was mid-July, one of the hottest months in the country.
Broken heart can cause same damage as a heart attack
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UAE-sponsored festival boosts new wave of British sporting heroines
LONDON: The 12th annual Women of the Future Awards took place at Londo..
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Fiji to move more than 40 villages inland as seas rise
BONN: Fiji plans to move more than 40 villages to higher ground to esc..
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Mugabe makes first public appearance
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Iraqi forces recapture last Daesh-held town
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remai..
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India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national
NEW DELHI: India on Friday assured a medical visa to another Pakistani..
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20 injured in fire at Pennsylvania senior living community
WEST CHESTER: A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylva..
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Mafia boss Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina passes away aged 87
ROME: Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfa..
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Philippine troops abused rights in Marawi battle: Amnesty
MANILA: Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to fl..
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China, Russia to hold simulated anti-missile drill
BEIJING: The Chinese and Russian militaries will next month hold anti-..
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